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squishy

Mountain climber
Jan 28, 2014 - 12:31pm PT
My latest


I met up with the sacbee this weekend, here they are taking some notes from the pros. I will post a link when the article comes out.

T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Jan 29, 2014 - 12:41am PT
"custom" window trim (ofuk)
Credit: T H
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jan 29, 2014 - 08:26pm PT
The roof I've been working on has been a good lesson in patience and critical thinking.

This is my poor attempt at at a cedar gnome hat to cap the whole rig. I'm seeing 15 and 22.5 every time I close my eyes.

Credit: Brandon-

Credit: Brandon-
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Jan 29, 2014 - 10:01pm PT
So.....several months ago, I asked for some advice on how to make a funky closet door work in a bedroom I'm remodelling. Not being satisfied with any solution (though I greatly appreciated the suggestions, esp. Reilly), I gave up on the idea...and I'm now completely redesigning & reorienting the entire space.

I plan on building in a platform bed with a couple of storage drawers under it. I want the exterior to be finished in knotty pine, with some craftsman/shaker styling to it.

How would you finish carpenter uber-gods go about this? Would you rough frame it, then finish over it with siding? Or build the base out of good plywood, glued & screwed? Or some other option?
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Jan 29, 2014 - 10:15pm PT
Apogee...Frame it with cheap 3/4 cdx and face it off with 1x6 pine...My bed is 64" x 80"..there are 2 drawers underneath that are big enough to sleep a couple of Albanian dwarfs...Instead of $ 200 a piece drawer slides , i bought some cheapo rubber casters that i lagged to the bottom and sides of the drawers...the drawers slide in and out easily... i laugh at the Rockler Wood Working dorks...
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Jan 29, 2014 - 10:16pm PT
Look into basic cabinet construction and factor in the size of your chosen bed as a "counter top" for defining dimensions. It's easy to over think a box, keep it simple for best results.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Jan 29, 2014 - 10:22pm PT
Brennan is right...! It's easy to over think a box...Check out the Golden rules of a relationship thread..
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 29, 2014 - 10:31pm PT
So, Brandon, u gonna copper that dunce cap, or wht? It should just about fit Rottingjohnny.

Apoge, look up thread for SteveW and Edge's 'box' philosophies - kinda like Stephen Hawking does boxes.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Jan 29, 2014 - 10:32pm PT
RJ is right...! as well.

Apply the Golden Meany. Deceptively simple geometry for a pleasing rectangle.

There's a book titled Construction Geometry. I don't know if it's still in print but it cuts to the chase for practical applications.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Jan 29, 2014 - 11:16pm PT
Brandon...Some refer to me as the Bob Villa of box construction...Disregard advice from those unlicensed contractor / deck builders in so. cal that mortise their handrails and post incessantly on supertopo between chisel blows...
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Jan 29, 2014 - 11:53pm PT
Just get a bunch of milk crates and lay them on their side so you can put shoes, old retired ropes, and Barbie Ferraris in them, then put your mattress on that. If you stack them two high you can mix in a compact refrigerator for keeping bedtime snacks handy & cold. Leave a gap on one side so you can crawl inside like a fort.

Love, Edge
Award winning furniture designer/builder
paganmonkeyboy

climber
mars...it's near nevada...
Jan 30, 2014 - 12:10am PT
meanwhile, on This Old Prototype Drone Sensor Pack - we're down to three sensors, a gps with remote antenna (sooo heavvvvy), and sdcard for datalogging...still too much to put in the air, but the concept is working...

Credit: paganmonkeyboy

the black box on the bottom is 4 aa batteries - way more than we want to lift, hopefully we can cut them down to some lipos or something...


soon my army of robots will deliver pizza to all my enemies ! wait, wait...i haven't thought the business plan all the way through...
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Jan 30, 2014 - 03:18pm PT
Because sometimes even a furniture maker wants to swing a big club, lift weights, play in the mud, and perchance even get paid.

Wallz.
Wallz.
Credit: Edge
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jan 30, 2014 - 08:14pm PT
Yeah, yeah, I've been posting about this stupid damn cupola for a few days now. Hope you don't mind, it's been a step outside of my comfort zone with no guidance. I've been working alone. Up and down scaffolding and ladders all day to fine tune pieces, head scratching moments as to how to make it happen, all sorts of positive learning.

I finished it this morning. It's far from great, but great from afar. I wanted to spend more time remedying ugliness that I saw from two feet away, but it's all invisible from the ground so I let it slide. Not something I'm proud of, but so be it.

I actually wrote, 'This piece isn't my proudest moment' on top of a spectacularly back cut piece for whomever works on it next to read. And hopefully chuckle.

Credit: Brandon-

Credit: Brandon-
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 30, 2014 - 08:23pm PT
Rock on, Brandon! Proud work and excellent rationalization. My copper cap wasn't jewelry grade either from two feet. As long as it is dry, eh? :-)
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jan 30, 2014 - 08:38pm PT
Reilly, for sure.

It'll stay dry, there's probably eight pounds of lead flashing under the gnome cap and top course of hip cap. That puppy is functional.

Sometimes you just have to balance a predisposition for perfection with timeliness. As I'm working on a new crew, and this is a bid job ( I'm usually working on t&m jobs), I just made it work without being perfect.

Also, this is my first time doing anything like this. It's been a great learning process.
Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Jan 30, 2014 - 08:42pm PT
brandon i always have wanted to build
a dog-house dormer with successively smaller
dog-house dormers on each roof of
the supporting dormer.

your structure above is proud.
did your cedar cap work out.

what will you use to flash the hips?
copper?
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jan 30, 2014 - 08:46pm PT
The hips are step flashed underneath, with hand planed cap shingles above. I'm developing tendinitis in my wrist from so much use of my block plane.

And yes, the cap worked out well. I'll adjust my approach next time to make it look better and make work easier, but I've got it pretty dialed now. Learning as you go is a good test. I appreciate the challenge that I was given, and accomplished.

this just in

climber
north fork
Jan 30, 2014 - 10:01pm PT
Looks good to me Brandon-, especially for not being able to feel your hands, haha. Good job man.
this just in

climber
north fork
Jan 30, 2014 - 10:18pm PT
Working on a kitchen knife set. First I'm using both a triangle and round chainsaw file to give the handle a cool design. When the walnut is added and formed it adds almost an inlay look.




Triangle file pattern


Round file added


One done with the filing part.


I have the two biggest ones filed and hope to be done with the rest by the end of the week. Then I'll cut the wood handles and epoxy them and when they're dry, shape them. It is a long process, but I'll try to keep my progress updated. Don't hold your breath.
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